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Pulau Tioman has two species of monitor lizard according to the "Checklist of the Herpetofauna of the Seribuat Archipelago" http://www.aseanbiodiversity.info/Abstra... , the Asian water monitor, Varanus salvator and V. nebulosus, the clouded monitor lizard. They can instantly be told apart by the position of the nostrils in V. nebulosus which lie mid-way between the eye and snout.However in this spotting the nostril is obscured. Images of the juveniles of the species more closely resemble V. nebulosus, the clouded monitor lizard. e.g. http://www.photomalaysia.com/forums/show... (4th photo).
Yes Pulau Tioman is known for its monitor lizards...
I thought it was another lizard not a monitor one but you´ll be right
it's a juvenile monitor lizard (Varanus sp.) maybe V. bengalensis or V. salvator
Spotted on Apr 12, 2012 Submitted on Apr 24, 2012
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